SCOOP 2015: Calvin "cal42688" Anderson tops Shaun Deeb with 6th career SCOOP title; binks Event #13-H [$2,100 Stud]
SCOOP Event #13-High Stud featured a stacked final table. Six out of the eight final table combatants had previously won SCOOP events, four players were WCOOP champions, and two players had shipped a Sunday Million. The notables included: shaundeeb (5 SCOOP titles and 2 WCOOP titles), cal42688 (5 SCOOP titles and 1 WCOOP), djk123 (4 WCOOP titles and 2 SCOOP titles), and Kroko-dill (won the Sunday Million, 1 SCOOP, and 1 WCOOP).
You could not have scripted a more epic final table with a deeper online pedigree that featured the two of the greatest all-time SCOOP players (Deeb and cal42688), the most dominant WCOOP champion (djk123), plus the legendary Kroko-dill, who only needed a TCOOP win to secure an elusive Stars Slam.
Calvin "cal42688" Anderson entered the 2015 SCOOP on a quest to nudge ahead of Shaun Deeb for career SCOOP wins. Deeb was trying to do the same. In Event #13-H, he was derailed in fourth place, but cal42688 went all the way defeating djk123 heads-up en route to a win. This ground-breaking victory marked cal42688's sixth overall SCOOP title, which made him the most successful SCOOP player ever, with more SCOOP wins than anyone else.
2015 SCOOP Event #13-H $2,100 Stud attracted 66 runners. Only the top 8 places got a cut of the $132,000 prize pool, with $42,900 set aside for the inevitable champ.
With 16 to go on the final two tables, cal42688 held the lead with 42K and shaundeeb and Kroko-dill were not far behind.
Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer busted in 11th place and missed the money by a couple of spots. Short-stacked Danzer attempted to double up with A♣9♣Q♠4♣5♦5♠J♣, but his pair of fives lost to djk123's pair of tens and 4♦A♦6♦5♣J♥T♣T♠.
SCOOP 13-H - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: shaundeeb (43,306)
Seat 2: chokitin (35,802)
Seat 3: CMoosepower (20,055)
Seat 4: cal42688 (85,251)
Seat 5: Kroko-dill (49,888)
Seat 6: bedias (24,640)
Seat 7: calvin7v (40,507)
Seat 8: djk123 (30,551)
The final table commenced during Level 17 with 1,200/2,400 betting limits. cal42688 was the leader with 85K, while CMoosepower was bringing up the rear with 20K.
In addition to djk123, Kroko-dill, shaundeeb, and cal42688 winning SCOOP titles.... both calvin7v and CMoosepower also previously won a SCOOP event. Plus, Brazil's bedias had a Sunday Million title under his belt. In fact, he once final tabled the Sunday Million twice in one year.
Shaun Deeb advised, "Remember guys hole cards being shown don't do anything too crazy to embarrass yourself."
CMoosepower eliminated in 8th place
Shorty CMoosepower was the first player to exit the final table. CMoosepower was all-in on fourth street. By seventh street, CMoosepower showed (X-X)/A♣9♦Q♠2♠/(X) but mucked against djk123's quad eights and 8♦8♣Q♥8♥9♣8♠K♥. Denmark's CMoosepower was knocked out in eighth place and took home $5,280.00.
chokitin eliminated in 7th place
Another short stack bit the dust. chokitin was all-in on third street. shaundeeb tried to pick off chokitin.
At showdown.... chokitin could only muster up King-high, whereas shaundeeb won the pot with two pair -- Aces and sevens. Argentina's chokitin went busto in seventh place, which paid out $5,940.00.
calvin7v eliminated in 6th place
Six-handed lasted a full level before calvin7v got super short and decided to rumble with shaundeeb. calvin7v was all-in on third street against shaundeeb.
By seventh street showdown... calvin7v's two pair lost to shaundeeb's trip Aces. Finland's calvin7v was sent packing in sixth place, which paid out $7,260.00.
bedias eliminated in 5th place
Five-handed didn't play out very long before we saw another short stack get liquidated. bedias was all-in on third street when djk123 capped betting.
At showdown... bedias made a pair of Kings by seventh street, but djk123 had two pair by fourth street, and rivered an Ace-high flush. Brazil's bedias was dunzo in fifth place, which paid out $9,900.00.
With four remaining, cal42688 led the way with 151K, followed by djk123's 64K, shaundeeb's 61K, and Kroko-dill's 53K.
shaundeeb eliminated in 4th place
shaundeeb found himself with the short stack and in desperate need of a double up. He was heads-up against djk123 and all-in on fifth street.
shaundeeb rivered a straight, but djk123 dragged the pot with a full house (Aces full of Jacks). Deeb was unable to secure a 6th career SCOOP victory when he was knocked out in fourth place. Deeb took home $13,200.00.
With three to go, cal42688 was still out in front with 154K, followed by djk123 (98K) and Kroko-dill (77K).
Kroko-dill eliminated in 3rd place
Short-stacked Kroko-dill was all-in on fifth street with a formidable (X-X)A♦A♣K♣ against djk123. By showdown...
Kroko-dill's trip Aces were no match against djk123's nine-high straight. Russia's Kroko-dill busted out in third place, which paid out $19,800.00.
HEADS-UP: djk123 (Australia) vs. cal42688 (Mexico)
Seat 4: cal42688 (172,535)
Seat 8: djk123 (157,465)
The final two had to leave $1,500 on the table to the eventual winner, but the terms of the deal were: cal42688 ($35,100.36) and djk123 ($34,019.64). With a deal in place, action resumed.
djk123 eliminated in 2nd place; cal42688 wins 5th SCOOP title!
At the onset of the heads up fracas, cal42688 pulled away early by opening up a 2-1 lead after he dragged a 79K pot with a King-high club flush. Dan "djk123" Kelly put up a good fight, but his run finally came to an end.
On the final and 54th hand of heads-up, djk123 was down to 24,760 and moved all-in on sixth street.
djk123 whiffed on a straight draw and his King-high was not enough to stave off an elimination. cal42688 won the pot with two pair -- sevens and fours.
For a gritty runner-up performance, djk123 collected $34,019.64.
Congrats to Calvin "cal42688" Anderson for winning Event #13-H, and making SCOOP history. First place paid out $36,600.36, plus a sleek Movado champion's watch. In addition, this win marks a 7th overall COOP title for cal42688.
SCOOP-13-H: $2,100 Stud
Prize Pool: $132,00
Places Paid: 8
1. Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (Mexico) $36,600.36 **
2. djk123 (Australia) $34,019.64 **
3. Kroko-dill (Russia) $19,800.00
4. shaundeeb (Mexico) $13,200.00
5. bedias (Brazil) $9,900.00
6. calvin7v (Finland) $7,260.00
7. chokitin (Argentina) $5,940.00
8. CMoosepower (Denmark) $5,280.00
** Denotes a deal between the final two players
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Pauly McGuire is an author and freelance contributor to PokerStars Blog.